Tulum Attractions

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While it is impossible to overlook that the most important attractions in Tulum center on Mayan culture, they aren't the only reason this town is worth visiting.  A collection of cenotes add to the appeal, and the beaches awash with Caribbean waters simply can't be ignored.


Playa Tulum

There are several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for more detail concerning that specific beach.

Playa Tulum: Tulum was the only Maya city built along the water, and today serves as the majestic watch guard of nearby Playa Tulum. For a solid dose of history, architecture, and even anthropology with your beach going experience, there is no better option than Playa Tulum.

A second location worth considering is Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach. Backed by black cliffs, the blue waters of the beach look even more vibrantly turquoise than is the norm in this region, making this beach a great picture op. Swimming and sunning are top activities here, plus there are vendors selling food, drinks, and local crafts to make it a full service experience.

Playa Chacal: Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

These examples are merely a few of the options. Visit this extended discussion if you want to get additional details.

Landmark Attractions

Tulum Maya Ruins

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Tulum Maya Ruins. It is situated in the heart of Tulum. If you're planing on visiting Tulum, make sure you set aside an entire day to do so. Located on Tulum property are about 60 well preserved buildings, as well as numerous other natural sites to see, most of which are housed within the Sian Ka'an biosphere.

Additionally, if the functional aspects of maritime life intrigue you, you might enjoy a visit to Tulum Lighthouse. The Tulum Lighthouse is located just south of the Maya ruin on top of the Salta Iman cliff. While visitors are welcome to visit the lighthouse, it is usually passed over.

Temple Of The Wind: The temple itself is in a park of an entire collection of ruins, many of which you can climb. Temple of the Winds, however, is not one of them.

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Natural Attractions

Aktun Chen Cave System

One of the more popular natural attractions is Xunaan Ha Cenote. <p>Located near Dreams Hotel in Puerto Aventuras, the Xunaan Ha Cenote is a popular swimming and diving spot, known for it's underwater cave with waters that float upstream rather than downstream.</p>

A second local attraction you might want to visit is Jungle Place. <p>The Jungle Place is a sanctuary for endangered Spider Monkeys in the Mexican Caribbean, most of which have been rescued from life threatening situations. The owners care for these animals as if they were a part of a family, and on a rare basis, allow guests to come visit with the monkeys and explore the habitat.</p>

Needless to say, you'll find a nice selection of options too. Go to this article concerning natural attractions in and near the area if you want to learn more facts.


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